ED2013 4/5 Reviews

George Ryegold – Adulterated (Toby Williams)

By | Published on Sunday 25 August 2013

Dr George Ryegold is a wonderfully nonchalant creation, and his material is insightful (of course, he’s a doctor) as well as controversial. Offering the audience his theories and arguments surrounding abortion, stoning, pornography, children and adultery, he brings comedy which is brutal, different and entertaining – although some is not for the faint-hearted! This comic character has a laid-back approach, and his friendly persona means that he gets away with a lot; cruder jokes work well and don’t seem cringe-worthy, even when he acts out bedroom activities, discusses Japanese octopus porn and Nigella Lawson’s posterior. You may be left slightly scarred but you will also definitely be left in fits of laughter, even if sometimes it is the uncomfortable “I should not be laughing” kind.

Underbelly, Bristo Square, until 26 Aug, 9.40pm.
tw rating 4/5 | [Sarah Virgo]